Applying – UIUC/UIS Students


As a UIUC/UIS student, you have two different types of applications available to you depending on whether or not you plan to use summer financial aid.

Intercampus Registration or Summer Session Only application – Which one is right for you?

All visiting students, including UIUC and UIS students, must apply to UIC and be admitted nondegree for the summer term only before they can register for courses. As a UIUC/UIS student, you have two different types of applications available to you depending on whether or not you plan to use summer financial aid. Please note that previous applicants need to apply again.

+I have financial aid – Intercampus Registration.

If you would like to use financial aid during UIC’s Summer Session, you will apply through a process called Intercampus Registration. Please contact your financial aid advisor at your home campus to determine if you have financial aid available for the summer. If you do have financial aid, go to the Intercampus Registration Web page. Make sure to follow your home campus summer financial aid deadlines and policies as well.

+I do not plan on using financial aid – Summer Session Only.

If you do not have financial aid that you wish to use over the summer, you should apply as a Summer Session Only student. If you use this application, you will not be eligible for any summer financial aid.

If you are not using financial aid, and also fall into the categories below, you may have additional steps to follow:

+I’m starting/applying at UIC in the fall.

If you have already applied or been admitted to UIC in the upcoming fall semester as a transfer or graduate student, but want to take undergraduate courses during the preceding summer, you will need to figure out the correct application and apply by the application deadline. If you still plan to apply as a degree-seeking student for the fall, visit the Office of Admissions Web site for more information.

Note for fall incoming students – Even if you attend Summer Session, you will still need to submit your Intent to Enroll for the fall semester by the Intent to Enroll deadline. Also, once you’ve completed your summer course(s), you may need to petition your college to transfer the credits into your UIC degree program. If you have questions about which course to take in summer, consult a UIC advisor.

+I’m an international student.

International students attending other U.S. universities can take undergraduate-level credit courses at UIC during the summer but need to fulfill all admissions and eligibility requirements.

Step 1 and 2 both need to be completed by the application deadline.

After you’ve submitted all required supporting documentation, it takes about two weeks for your application to be processed.

If you are interested in taking noncredit English as a Second Language courses only, you do not need to complete a Summer Session Only application. For information about taking ESL courses, visit the Tutorium in Intensive English Web site or e-mail

+I already have an undergraduate degree.

If you already have an undergraduate degree, but want to take undergraduate courses in preparation for applying to professional degree programs, you can apply as a Summer Session Only student by the application deadline.

+I’m interested in graduate-level summer courses.

If you are interested in taking graduate level courses at UIC over the summer, use the Graduate Application. Check for the appropriate Graduate Application deadline. If you have any questions regarding the Graduate Application, contact the Office of Admissions by phone at (312) 996-4350.

The regular Graduate Application fee does apply.


Eligibility for Summer Session

You are eligible to attend the Summer Session at the University of Illinois at Chicago if you are a high school graduate or have earned your GED.

As a current UIUC/UIS student, you are eligible to attend Summer Session if you are in good standing at your institution. Also, if you have previously attended UIC, you must have been in good standing. If you are an international student, please check the international student instructions to find out if you are eligible to apply.

All visiting students must submit the online application for admission to UIC Summer Session before they are able to register for courses in mid-April. The application you use depends on whether or not you plan on using Financial Aid.

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Application Fee

The nonrefundable application fee is $25 for Summer Session Only applicants. You may waive the fee if you have previously attended UIC, whether as a summer session only student, undergraduate or graduate student. The waiver also applies to employees of the university as well as applicants with a “hardship” waiver. Contact the Office of Admissions if you think you may qualify for this. The application fee is nonrefundable.

There is no fee for Intercampus Registration.

You cannot submit your Summer Session Only Application without paying the application fee. You may pay by credit card in the application.

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Application Deadlines

There are two different application deadlines for Summer Session, depending on whether you want to enroll in the 4-week session, 8-week session, or both. The application deadlines apply to both Summer Session Only and Intercampus Registration applicants.

Application deadlines

The 2016 Summer Session Only application deadlines are:

Friday, May 6, 2016  if you want to enroll in the 4-week session only or both the 4-week and 8-week sessions.

Friday, June 3, 2016 at 11:59 pm CST if you want to enroll in the 8-week session only.

If you want to enroll in both the 4-week and 8-week session, you only need to apply once by May 6.

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Application Processing and Decision Period

The Office of Admissions begins processing summer applications at the end of February. For most applicants, it takes about two weeks for your application to be processed. If you are an international student, your application will be processed about two weeks after all required supporting documentation has been submitted.

Once the UIC Office of Admissions receives your completed application, they will review it and notify you by mail of their decision. Notice of Admission letters will begin to be mailed to SSO applicants at the end of February. Applicants that are admitted will be mailed registration instructions with their Notice of Admission letter.

Check the Status of your Application

Although you will be mailed an official admissions letter, you can check on the status of your application in the meantime.

Summer Session Only Applicants

Check the status of your application online using the Login ID and PIN you created when you completed your application. If you forget your Login ID and PIN, call the Office of Admissions at (312) 996-4350.

Please note that if you check your application status online, the system may indicate that you need to provide high school and/or college transcripts. However, Summer Session Only applicants are not required to provide transcripts.

Intercampus Registrants

You can check the status of your application by contacting the Summer Session Office at (312) 996-9099 or toll-free at (800) 625-2013 (outside Chicago area).

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Financial Aid

If you apply as a Summer Session Only student, you are admitted as a nondegree student and will not be eligible for financial aid through UIC. However, you can apply as an Intercampus Registration student to use your existing financial aid over the summer at UIC. Visit the Financial Aid page for more information.

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Begin the Application

The application for Summer 2016 will be available in mid-January.  Sign up for email reminders to receive information about the 2016 Summer Session.

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